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A Question about Lobbyists
    #3330470 - 11/07/04 06:52 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

What are the advantages/disadvantages of ending PAID lobbying?


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Re: A Question about Lobbyists [Re: Sclorch]
    #3330522 - 11/07/04 07:07 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

disadvantages? is that possible?


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Re: A Question about Lobbyists [Re: BleaK]
    #3330545 - 11/07/04 07:12 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

That's what I'm curious about....


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Re: A Question about Lobbyists [Re: Sclorch]
    #3330600 - 11/07/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

well since we use fiat money... whoever is makin it has an unfair advantage, seeing as they could pay however much they like to lobby for whatever. ..

our currency causes inequity inherhintly. so ... i dunno... paying people to do what u want them to is inequitable off the bat..


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Re: A Question about Lobbyists [Re: Sclorch]
    #3330691 - 11/07/04 07:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Trying to outlaw paid lobyists would just add more laws, more problems of enforcement, and encourage the established powers to find loopholes.

For example, you can outlaw paid lobbyists, but could you prevent an oil company from putting assesments of proposed bills on its website? An energy industry dependent congressman or president could find out about the interests of his donors withoug pressing the flesh, so to speak.


I agree the system could use some shaking up; I don't think adding laws and complexity is a very practical way of doing it.


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Re: A Question about Lobbyists [Re: phi1618]
    #3331137 - 11/07/04 10:01 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i generally agree adding laws is bad.


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